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October 2023

October Event Spotlight:

Let's chat! Join us at 309 Coffee to meet other parents for coffee and casual discussion on parenting topics applicable to all families. Join us for as many sessions as you can and feel free to bring a friend!

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Resource Spotlight

Connect ATX is United Way's one-stop resource to find to find up-to-date information on food, housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, COVID-19 vaccine, and more. Search by zip code to find resources near you.

2023 Cirque du Soirée

Don't miss the 2023 Cirque du Soiree - A Coming Together for Kids! This year's event will be a night to remember -- think very, very upscale carnival, with unique ambiance and attractions!

This special night is an opportunity to support three outstanding local nonprofits, The Georgetown Project, Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown, and The Georgetown Family YMCA. Corporate and individual sponsorships are still available.

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to buy yours today!

TGP Happenings

TGP Welcomes Tania Easton

Director of Strategic Partnerships

We have recently welcomed Tania Easton to our team at The Georgetown Project as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, she will cultivate relationships with leaders, organizations, and resources to increase our collaboration efforts as well as amplify the work we do in the community.

Tania is a dedicated youth and family advocate with over 15 years of experience across education, social work, counseling, and advocacy roles. She is skilled in behavior management, curriculum development, community outreach and relationship building.

Tania has demonstrated a passion for empowering youth, strengthening families, and building community partnerships with a positive and energetic outlook. Her goal is driving systems change through collaboration and efficiency to ensure families receive compassionate, holistic care. Before joining our team as an employee, Tania has partnered with The Georgetown Project as a community member supporting the TGP NEST Empowerment Center and as a parent educator, offering classes through our TGP Bridges to Growth program.

CEO Leslie Janca said, “We are thrilled to welcome Tania to The Georgetown Project. She brings positive energy, love for the community, a big heart for kids, and a commitment to collaboration, all making Tania an exciting addition to our team.”

News from the NEST

Music at TGP NEST Empowerment Center

By Brigid Cooley, NEST Empowerment Center Coordinator

It’s been quite the music-filled month here at the NEST.


Several of our students proved themselves to be maestros while trying their hand at playing the Native American flute under the supervision of local musician Keith Stolle. Keith was gracious enough to bless our NEST with a presentation on the history of Native American flute playing, a show and tell of about 13 handcrafted flutes (all with different tones and personalities) during his visit. He also brought plastic flutes for each of the participants to take home with them. I can’t say how grateful I am to Keith for volunteering his time and we are all looking forward to having him back on a more frequent basis next semester.


Additionally, our piano was tuned this month, thanks to a generous financial gift from one of our faithful donors. Philip over at Stryke Tuning did a fabulous job - I highly recommend him for anyone in the Georgetown area. Our piano is used almost daily by our students and they are all very excited to continue cultivating their musical instruments on an instrument that is now IN tune.


September also brought about a talent show, during which we heard some awesome spoken word poetry, listened to some flute playing and got to try homemade Brazilian lemonade made by one of our regular students. We were also excited to welcome Dr. Devin Padavil, the new GISD superintendent, to the NEST during the event.


For anyone interested in donating an item or two, we could use men and women’s deodorants, facial sunscreens and snack bags of chips. To set up an in-kind donation drop off, please email me at


And now…we prepare for Spooky Season. 


family recipes - Book Release by Brigid Cooley,

NEST Empowerment Center Coordinator

We are proud to announce the release of family recipes, a book of poetry, by our very own Brigid Cooley. In family recipes, Brigid writes honestly and beautifully about her battle with eating disorders, family wounds and the strength of women.

Brigid's passion for poetry was sparked when she was just seven years old and it was cultivated in her teenage years when she participated in weekly poetry readings hosted by the San Antonio Sun Poets Society. Before becoming NEST Empowerment Center Coordinator, Brigid shared her love of poems with NEST students by hosting poetry workshops.

"I was first introduced to the NEST as a volunteer, teaching poetry workshops to the incredible students we serve," said Brigid. "I feel very privileged to now be celebrating this huge milestone with the TGP community. It feels a little full circle."

family recipes is available for purchase online Kelsay Books and Amazon.

The Buzz at Bridges to Growth

Stay & Play at Bridges to Growth

We're back! After taking the month of August off from programming to move into our new location at the Carver Center for Families, we re-opened September 5th and have been thrilled to welcome so many families into our new space!

We have a full calendar of events for parents, children, and early childhood educators, so be sure to check our flyers below for more information.

Stop in at one our Stay & Play events in the Discovery Zone, our new early childhood playroom! Stay & Play is for children aged 0-6 and a parent or caregiver. Come enjoy our fun space chock full of developmentally appropriate toys. Parent educators will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Stay & Play hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00am-1:00pm

We hope to see you!

Family Fun & Learning

Don't miss our fun family events this fall! These activities are designed for families to spend time together, having fun and connecting.

Creative Connections

Mondays, 4:30-5:30

October 2, 16, 23

For kids aged 5 and up & an adult

Join TBCH Hope Counseling Program Suzanne Wood, LPC-S, to have fun while building deeper connections together through art!

In these family workshops, Suzanne will lead an art activity that will get the conversation flowing about feelings, worries, resilience, and more. These workshops are open to children aged 5 and up and any grown ups in their lives!

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First Friday Crafternoon

Friday, October 6, 4:30-5:30

For kids aged 6-10 & an adult

Join us after school for a fun-filled crafternoon and give back to the community at the same time! This month we will be decorating cookies and cupcakes for our community's first responders.

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Día de Muertos Celebration of Life & Community Ofrenda

Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Bring a photos and other tokens to represent lost loved ones to include on the community ofrenda at the Carver Center for Families. We will have crafts for kids and pan du muerto and hot chocolate and coffee.

Space is limited. Click the flyer to enlarge and click here to sign up!

Registration for October Events is Open!

Register for events on Eventbrite. Click here to sign up!

Click the images below to see our current event flyers.

Community News

Fiesta Georgetown

Don't miss Fiesta on October 1, a celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage. Join the celebration for music, food, dancing, a health fair and more!

Carver Family Fun Fest

Join us at the Carver Center for Families on Saturday, November 4 from 11-1 for a fun-filled fall festival!

With support from funding partners

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